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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Big rifts revealed in OpTic Gaming's CS:GO team

Ex-player stanislaw revealed plenty of issues.

  • Text: Sam Bishop
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We reported last week that CS:GO players Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer and Jacob 'JUGi' Hansen had transferred to OpTic Gaming, and now former OpTic player Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz has released a statement claiming that there have been huge problems in the team for a while.

The statement is extensive, so we won't quote it in its entirety here, but some of it revolves around communication, as stanislaw explains:

"Unfortunately we started having internet issues at the office so we moved the PC's back to our individual apartments. I knew this would be risky because people could get comfortable and start to slack, but at the beginning it was going well; we were still meeting up in my apartment and reviewing games and strategy. However, our gameplay, although we were doing well, still had some major issues, partly do to the Danes not being used to my style of in-game leading, but also our CT sides lacked major chemistry."

"During this time of struggling in-game, the division amongst the team started to become apparent. Chet, Myself and Shahz started to feel uncomfortable because the Danes would always discuss issues in Danish. We felt left out because even though they might not be discussing in-game issues that were involving Shahz and I, we still felt that things should be discussed in English so that everyone can have input and give suggestions. We brought up numerous times over the course of the past few months that we should be speaking English, but every time, their response (mainly Cajun's), was, "if we have something to tell you, we'll tell you in English." Even out of game, when we would grab food together, all of us felt super uncomfortable, because there were even times when we heard our names being mentioned and when asked they said it was nothing."

The statement also says that René 'cajunb' Borg and Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke had said they'd received an offer to go elsewhere and they were going to take it, but despite nothing happening, this showed their attitude to the team. K0nfig allegedly also said he'd given up and wanted to go home too, and that the issues with the team were irreparable from there.

What's more is that, evident in screenshots shared by Dot Esports, both Cajunb and K0nfig responded to these claims, with the former saying he's disappointed in the situation. K0nfig, however, was slightly more retaliatory, saying things like "trusting one side of a story is like reading half of a book" and "pointing fingers and telling stories doesn't make you win. Upgrading does."

Either way, stanislaw and Shahzeeb 'ShahZaM' Khan transferred to CompLexity Gaming while fellow Danes were brought in to replace them, so for now it seems as if the communication issues at least won't be a problem.

What do you make of this whole situation?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Photo: OpTic Gaming